Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you will stay a while, enjoy my photographs and read about some of my adventures.
A little bit about me
Having originally graduated with a Joint Honours Degree in Zoology and Psychology from Bristol University (where I also studied Botany), I later went back to college as a mature student to study graphic design. This led me to working in the travel industry and my work now also includes writing, photography and social media for Serenity Holidays Ltd. In addition to this I also work freelance and blog here at ‘Travel With Kat’.
The design of ‘Travel with Kat’
I designed the layout of my blog using the theme ‘Divi’ by Elegant Themes.
I’ve loved photography ever since I was given my first camera at the age of ten. I’ve been lucky enough to have visited many interesting places on photographic assignments including France and Corsica, Italy and Sardinia, Cape Verde, Senegal and The Gambia. My photographs have been published in numerous magazines and national newspapers and have been exhibited at The Royal Photographic Society, Bath.
Travel with Kat
I had been writing for various websites and a couple of magazines for a number of years, when I brought some of these articles together to start my own blog, Travel with Kat’ (TWK) in September 2011. (Some of my posts I backdated to when they were originally written.) Through this blog I share my joy of discovering new lands, cultures and friends, whether exploring Britain or on my travels many miles away. It is always lovely to hear from my readers so please do leave a comment or just say hello. When I started blogging I didn’t realise how addictive it would be. One of the most rewarding things is when someone lets you know that they followed your advice and found it useful… “You were so right about the 4 euro pasta joint and Il Gelato near Spanish Steps in Rome. Loved them both, thanks for the tip!” Lori Brown on Twitter.
Sustainable tourism and human rights
I am passionate about human rights and sustainable tourism and I am an active supporter of PLAN International, ActionAid, Amnesty International and the Fairtrade Foundation. I felt very honoured to win the AITO Responsible Tourism Award 2008, for my work with health and education projects in The Gambia. This award is normally given to companies and I am the only individual to have received this award to date.
Working with me
If you would like to discuss working with me, whether that be with regards to press trips, writing commissions, photographic assignments or social media consultancy, please do get in touch. Having been on many press trips as a travel blogger, as well as organising bloggers’ press trips, including selecting the right bloggers to take part, I am in the unique position to have experienced press trips from both the blogger’s and the client’s point of view. If you would like to discuss any of these options, including how I can help you organise a successful bloggers’ press trip, please do get in touch through my contact form.
I am also a co-founder of Travelator Media, an alliance of established online multimedia travel publishers with a large social media following who target the UK quality traveller. Our audience is the 40+ UK-based traveller with an above average annual household income. They are quality travellers seeking premium travel experiences.
Recognition for my work
I am delighted to have been included in the following round-ups.
Travel With Kat/Kathryn Burrington in the Press
Just some of my many published photographs and articles
Print and Online Publications, Photography
My photographs have been featured in numerous print publications including Marie Claire, The Independent on Sunday and the leading Italian women’s magazine, IO Donna, as well as Hello‘s online magazine.
Print Publications, Articles & Photography
Numerous articles and photographs for the Corsican Places and The Gambia Experience’s in-flight magazines including
Roubaix & the Art of Reinvention
Sunset to Sunrise Over Makasutu Forest
AITO Responsible Tourism Award Interview with Serenity Holidays
Interview With Traveller Kathryn Burrington on ShaluSharma.com
Hotels Cheap Interview with Travel Photographer Kat Burrington, part of a series of travel blogger interviews
Online Articles & Photography
Discovering Great Food in Rome
My Top 5 Things To Eat And Drink In Polignano A Mare, Puglia
Photo Essay: The Back Streets of Mindelo, Cape Verde
Photo Essay: Île de Gorée, Senegal
“Show and Tell”: Bologna, Emilia-Romagna
“Show and Tell”: Around Sardinia
Exploring Sardinia – Part 1
Exploring Sardinia – Part 2
Please note that some of the articles featured here I originally wrote for Serenity Holidays and have been reproduced with their permission, however, this is a personal blog and should not be taken as the opinion of Serenity Holidays or any of its subsidiaries.
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